Court arrested Ulyukaev's property in Smolensk

Court arrested Ulyukaev's property in Smolensk
Alexey Ulyukaev

At the same time, the family of the former Minister has enough real estate in the capital and in Crimea.

The court imposed a security lien on the property of former Economic Development Minister Alexey Ulyukaev. Interfax reported that referring to an informed source. It added that it is common practice in such cases. It is not specified on what property the arrest to be imposed.

The arrest was imposed, in particular, on a house of the former Minister and 10 plots of land located in the Smolensk region.

Based on Alexey Ulyukaev’s official declaration as of 2015, he owned 12 land plots with total area of 160 hectares, a residential house (530.9 sq. m), an apartment (224.6 sq. m), and a country house (196.5 sq. m in use). His wife had 5 plots and 2 houses (161.6 and 250 sq. m) in Crimea. She also owned 2 apartments (45.4 and 60.6 sq. m). One of the apartments in a luxury residential complex Zolotye Klyuchi-2, where Alexey Ulyukaev is currently residing under house arrest, is registered in the name of his son, daughter, and wife. It is estimated at 100 million rubles. At the same time, the ex-Minister’s income amounts to 60 million rubles, and that of his wife is 15 million. The Minister and his wife’s car park contains Land Rover Range Rover, Lexus RX, Lada 212140 (Niva), and a trailer. The latter three vehicles also belong to his wife.

Recall, Ulyukaev was arrested on 14 November. He is charged with Bribe-Taking by a person holding public office with extortion of a bribe on an especially large scale (part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code). November 15, the Moscow Basmanny court chose a preventive measure in the form of house arrest until 15 January. The same day, Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed Ulyukaev from his post in connection with the loss of confidence.

According to investigators, Ulyukaev extorted a bribe of $ 2 million from the representatives of Rosneft for a positive assessment, which supposedly would allow the company to acquire state-owned package of Bashneft's shares. The official representative of the Investigative Committee, Svetlana Petrenko, stated that Ulyukaev was caught red-handed.

On the eve Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev called the incident extremely sad event and added that Ulyukaev's dismissal from the post of Minister of Economic Development in connection with the loss of confidence did not mean accusation. "I emphasize that this (the basis for the Ulyukaev’s dismissal) is not the verdict of the court, it is only the loss of confidence of the highest official in the country," - he said.

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